Nightime closure State Highway 2 Karangahake Gorge - Monday 18 March
There will be an overnight closure through the Karangahake Gorge on State Highway 2 on Monday 18 March.
The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists there will be a full closure between School Road, in Karangahake Village and Waitawheta Road in Waikino with SH2 closed to through traffic between Paeroa and Waihi on Monday evening between 8 pm and 5 am.
The detour options are to the north via Hikuai and Kopu which will 1 hour and 20 minutes to your journey, or to the south via Tauranga and Matamama which will add an addition 1 hour and 45 minutes travel time.
Overnight on Tuesday 19 March and Wednesday 20 March work will occur within Waikino only, between Old Waitekauri Road and Seddon St. A detour will be available via Waitawheta Road and Old Tauranga Road which will add around 15 minutes to your journey.
This work is a continuation of the asphalt resurfacing that occurred last week and is weather dependent and may need to be postponed.
Media release: NZTA